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Antonio Mattei

#1 of 25 Dessert in Prato
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Via Ricasoli 20, 59100, Prato, Italy
+39 0574 25756
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8:00 am - 7:30 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tue - Fri 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
Sat 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Melbourne, Australia
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely biscotti shop & very helpful staff. Able to try before you buy & quite reasonable. Really yummy & their speciality is Brutti e Buoni- must try as I then bought 1/2 a kilo.

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Thank Wei C
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 1, 2017 via mobile

You have to buy those biscuits if you pass by, they are the real tuscany's tradition! Sublime taste, especially if coupled with Vin Santo!

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Thank Luca S
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2017 via mobile

This boutique is a must visit for those visiting Prato. With a range of free samples up for grabs, the lovely staff are friendly and willing to recount the history behind the very first biscotti shop opened in Prato. I grabbed a small bag to bring back to Australia as a souvenir - very good prices and delicious!

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Thank Holly N
Pistoia, Italy
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 4, 2016

Well, what more can I say than that this is where it all began. The original home of what we call in the States biscotti, known here as biscotti di Prato or cantucci. They recently began baking chocolate biscotti as well as the traditional almond and anise flavored ones. Bring a bag or two home, enjoy with a nice glass... More 

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Thank CapnPeBo
Konan, Japan
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 7, 2016

Not a restaurant, these cookies aren't expensive but they taste good. It is the well-known store of the Tuscany district. It is ideal for a souvenir.

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Thank Kaki N
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 4, 2015

This is not a restaurant ,in this shop is possible to' buy " cantuccini di Prato" the better original cookies in Tuscany

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Thank Lorenzo S
New Haven, Connecticut
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed February 9, 2015

OK, so this is not a restaurant, but they make a great biscotti, possibly the best ever. The blue bag, original almond is far better than the chocolate chip. There is not much better than first walking in the door of the store and getting that whiff of sweetness. You can be very lucky if they are first out of... More 

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Thank p m
Prato, Italy
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 4, 2014

At Antonio Mattei shop you can find the original cookies of the Tuscany tradition made according with a centenary recipe. Called cantucci are made of almond and all top quality ingredients. Ideals for a tea party, or just for an original gift. Do not forget to visit Prato as it is a really picturesque city.

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Thank Marco1234421
Prato, Italy
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed June 1, 2014

I always buy mattei. It is the only real "biscotto di Prato". Simple and rustic. The store has come up with new variations on the theme and I always welcome the new, but if you want to know what pratesi have eaten for centuries now, these are the classics: biscotti di Prato, bruttiboni, mantovana, and pan con ramerino.

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Thank Debra S
Prato, Italy
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328 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed January 20, 2014

Probably the best producer of bisquits of the World!!!!!!!! Is famous for "cantuccini" traditional almond bisquits of Prato. You have to try also the cake called "Mantovana". Super!!!!!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Cuisine
Italian
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Digital Payments
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 7:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 7:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 7:30 pm
Saturday
3:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Ricasoli 20, 59100, Prato, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Prato  >  Prato
  • Phone Number: +39 0574 25756
Description
Over 150 years ago, at Via dell’Appianato, today’s Via Ricasoli (the Risorgimento was in its early days, and Prato’s main streets and squares would have been named after Cavour, Garibaldi and Mazzini a few decades later), Antonio Mattei, a baker and pastry cook from Prato, opened his biscuit factory and store. Mattei was a craftsman of humble birth, but he played a leading role in the history of Italian cooking.
They say that there are some secrets behind the factory’s Biscotti di Prato and cakes. Antonio Mattei’s secret ingredient of the Biscotti di Prato recipe is legendary.

Our Biscuits Factory never stop but the recipe is the same...
Today we deliver our sweetnesses in worldwide

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?